Friday, July 19, 2024

PASSED: S.2871, An Act enhancing the health care market review process

Yesterday, Thursday, July 18th, 2024, the Senate debated S.2871, An Act enhancing the health care market review process and adopted several amendments, including #106 and #162, which I offered.

To learn more about this bill and all my proposed amendments, visit:

#Passed #Adopted #Amendments #HealthCare #Mapoli #BeaconHill #StateSenatorBruceTarr


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Statement from Minority Leaders regarding Trump Rally



Friday, July 12, 2024

Salisbury Beach Betterment Association 2024 Annual Meeting

Watch the meeting here.


Commemoration of Sergeant Edward M. Couture


Yesterday was a remarkable and emotional day for the Middleton Community as we gathered for the unveiling of a placard placed above the newly named Couture Way to commemorate the life and service of Sergeant Edward M. Couture to the Town of Middleton Police Dept.

Sergeant Couture perished in a tragic accident while on duty at a roadway construction site in 1997. In the wake of that horrific loss his widow Ann and daughters Ashlyn and Brianna showed grace, courage and strength that were, and continue to be, inspirational.

I was honored to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Thanks to the Middleton Police Benevolent Association MCOP Local 392, the Middleton Police Department, and the town officials who made the placard, and the ceremony possible.

And thanks to everyone who came out to show well-deserved respect for a dedicated police officer who gave his life defending our public safety.

#InMemoriam #fallenofficer #MiddletonMA #CoutureWay #statesenatorbrucetarr 



Ken Davis Retirement Congratulations

Congratulations to Ken Davis on his retirement after 44 years of dedicated service to Cape Ann Savings Bank!

It was an honor marking the occasion with an official Senate citation I shared at his retirement party.

Best wishes, Ken!

Read more here.

#happyretirement #CapeAnnSavingsBank #manchesterma #retirement #statesenatorbrucetarr


Celebrating Martha Taylor's Retirement


Congratulations to Martha Taylor, the long-time Planning Director of the Town of Newbury, MA on her retirement after over 15 years of dedicated service!

#happyretirement #retirement #newburyma #statesenatorbrucetarr


Thursday, July 11, 2024

Action on S. 2856 Bond Bill

Tomorrow the Massachusetts State Senate will convene in a full formal session at 11AM to consider action on S. 2856, An Act relative to strengthening Massachusetts’ economic leadership.

This approximately $2.44 billion bond bill contains a wide array of provisions designed to enhance community development, provide economic opportunities, support local government, increase industry innovation, create jobs, and promote economic reinvestment through the funding of infrastructure improvements throughout our Commonwealth.

Senators have filed more than 523 proposed amendments to modify the version of the bill which has been reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means for further action by the full Senate.

You can read the full text of the bill and the amendments here.

This week, the Senate will discuss the 2024 Economic Development Bill, which makes investments to retain and strengthen key sectors including small businesses, life sciences, climate technology, and more.

To watch LIVE, tune in here.

#mapoli #legislature #Senate #beaconhill #statesenatorbrucetarr


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

4th of July Parade in Gloucester, Manchester, and Rockport

Thank you to everyone who organized, volunteered, marched, and came out to a 4th of July parade to help celebrate our great nation!

Our #TeamTarr band and marchers were greeted with lots of smiles, handshakes and cheers.

Here are a few photos from our visits to Gloucester, Manchester, and Rockport.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!

#gloucesterma #manchesterma #rockportma #fourthofjuly #parades #usa #statesenatorbrucetarr


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Salisbury Beach Betterment Association Annual Meeting

The Salisbury Beach Betterment Association held its annual meeting yesterday at the Blue Ocean Music Hall, and it was informative, productive, and filled with the spirit of neighbors working together to make Salisbury Beach better and more prosperous.

I was honored to join in providing updates with Selectmen Michael Colburn, Town Manager Neil Harrington, Police Chief Tom Fowler, and Representative Dawne Shand.

Thank you to the SBBA for all they do for the community of Salisbury!

Learn more here.

#SBBA #salisburyma #statesenatorbrucetarr


Monday, July 8, 2024

Woodman’s on Wheels Food Truck Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Woodman's of Essex on the recent ribbon cutting of their Woodman’s on Wheels food truck!

What a sight to see six generations present to mark this important milestone!

Watch the video here.

#foodtrucks #onwheels #Woodmans #essexma #statesenatorbrucetarr


Climate Tech Celebration Honoring 6K, Inc and Blackburn Energy

Recently, I had the opportunity to join Governor Healey, Lieutenant Governor Driscoll, Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Energy & Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper, and MassCEC CEO Emily Reichert in a climate tech celebration honoring two companies from our district.

6K, Inc. of North Andover and Blackburn Energy of Rowley were recognized as one of the twenty-eight Massachusetts climatetech companies named to TIME Magazine’s Top GreenTech Companies 2024 list.

Read the full TIME article here.

#top250 #GreenTech #northandoverma #rowleyma #statesenatorbrucetarr


Town of Essex Dredge Project Meeting Update 7.8.24

Today we convened at Essex Town Hall for another productive meeting about the pending project to dredge the Essex River.

Here are some updates:
▶️ The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) component of the project is currently scheduled to begin on October 1, 2024.

▶️ The Corps will be issuing a bid solicitation soon for the project.

▶️ State, Federal, and Town of Essex – Government officials are working with the Corps to coordinate a companion project with local marina owners to take advantage of the federal project with a companion project to ensure their continued access to sustainable water depths adjacent to their properties.
▶️ That project will need to follow closely on the completion of the Corps federal project to accomodate the regulatory window for completion of dredge work in the late winter / early spring.

Thanks to everyone who is working together to capitalize on this rare opportunity to improve our waterways and support the local economy.

#EssexMA #EssexRiver #dredgework


Sunday, July 7, 2024

Lt. Stephen Trepanier Retirement Congratulations


Congratulations to Lt. Stephen Trepanier on his retirement! Honored to have marked the occasion with an official Senate citation in recognition of the past 40 years of dedicated service to keeping our community safe.

Hamilton MA Police Dept

#retirement #hamiltonma #policeman #protectandserve #statesenatorbrucetarr